Some days ...maybe half of the days I work in my studio...I clean up as I finish each project. However, during the month of December and all the craziness of making gifts...there is no way I clean up. I am sure I am not the only one who feels the pressure of just getting things DONE and OUT THE DOOR during the holiday season. That is how it was for me this week. My Mother surprised us with a last minute trip to a resort somewhere in the mountains of Arizona. That will be a wonderful break from the daily stresses of the month! But it some ways it added more to my plate. The addition of a super week relaxing... is also the adding of pressure to get things done sooner, wrapped, and mailed! So, for Stamping Ground's What is on Your Workdesk Wednesday...what I have ...as you can see....is a mess :)
So, with all that mess..what did I do this week? Well at the beginning of the week I started the process of making these pendants from mini-dominoes. They are done with scans from previous pieces I have done recently. I printed the scans on regular paper in 'eensy weensy teeny tiny' format. Then I cut out those prints and put them on mini dominoes with gel medium. A layer of gel medium went over the top to seal. When that was dry, I sanded the edges smooth and applied alcohol inks to the edges and back. I used some wire wrapped around a triangular stick for bails and glued those on with E600. Then I used ICE resin over the top. Being an impatient person..the hardest thing about this project is waiting in between for things to dry!
Another thing I made this week is the first spread in my mini-albums I talked about in a previous post. Jello Box Mini Albums I wanted to do a quick little page to get my creative thoughts flowing again. I used Heidi Swapp sprays and acrylic paints for color. And a Micron pen and Sakura gel pen for accents.
Then there was the plethora of tags. I certainly need lots of tags for wrapping of Christmas presents that need to get mailed before my trip! So I used scraps to make these. Of course, the fastest thing to do I rubber stamp, so I did. I mounted them on colored cardstock scraps and used Stickles glitter glue for accents.
In addition to these easy peasy tags, I also started my December tag swap tag from the swap I joined in over at Creating and Sharing Mixed Media. What you see below is what I have done so far. The theme is 'RED' this month and I know you don't see much red. But I promise you will when it is finished!
So, I am off very soon for a week long trip and will not be posting during that time. I hope everyone is having a fun and creative December. Enjoy!